B.A.N. Bologna

BAN Bologna — Business Angel Network Bologna — is a business angel and start-up network that aims at bringing together entrepreneurs who need financial resources and managerial skills and angel investors who offer capital and management support.

BAN Bologna is a permanent non-profit organisation formed by several other organisations, all involved in the development of Bologna and Emilia-Romagna. They are: the Province of Bologna, Confcommercio Imprese per l'Italia ASCOM Bologna, ASTER, Confartigianato Bologna, Legacoop Bologna and Unindustria Bologna.

The process of matching business and business angel involves several phases:

  • Pre-screening of business proposals and angel profiles
  • Evaluation and selection of entrepreneurial questions
  • Accreditation of business and business angels
  • Comparison of questions and offers
  • Support in the developmental phases of the relationship between business and business angel
  • Organisation and creation of investment forums

Affiliated to IBAN (association of Italian risk capital angel investors), BAN Bologna is headquartered in Bologna and selects projects from all over Emilia-Romagna and business angels from throughout Italy.